Senior Java Engineer

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We are currently looking for a full-time Senior Java Engineer to join our growing remote team. This is a great opportunity to work on a new product for a leading, high traffic site (over 60 million unique visits a month).
 
Despite the immense traffic we generate, we do all this with a small, talented team of dedicated software engineers who love working with interesting, complex projects. As part of the team you’ll be developing Java based API Services. You will also be driving forward improvements in our back end stack to keep us ahead of the curve on technology. You will be using your creativity and knowledge to solve both technical and business problems.
 
What’s in it for you:
  • Work on modern Java based projects.
  • Collaborate in a team environment, with a variety of developers across the United States.
  • Contribute directly to the technology, processes and methodology used to solve problems day-to-day.
 
Who we believe will do great in this role:
Besides the usual skill set for a Java Engineer, you MUST have:
  • Great communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of Java data structures and algorithms.
  • Experience designing and building JSON APIs using Spring Boot.
  • Solid knowledge of design patterns and understanding their pros and cons.
  • Working knowledge of JPA/Hibernate. Expert knowledge of SQL, preferably MySQL.
  • Working knowledge of NoSQL DB, such as MongoDB.
 
Bonus points if you have:
  • Experience working in fast paced companies.
  • Experience working in a high-traffic environment or with optimizing code for performance or memory use.
  • Experience working with Offshore teams.
  • Performance tuning.
  • Spring Cloud Config. Netflix stack such as Eureka, Zuul, and others.
  • Experience using Elasticsearch.
  • Experience developing jobs using Spring Batch.
  • Solid understanding of Kafka, or similar frameworks.
  • Experience working with Cassandra.
  • Experience working with Spark jobs.
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Serverless and Google Cloud.
 
About Ranker/Watchworthy:
Ranker, a Quantcast Top 50 site in the US, attracts more than 20 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is the leader in fan-powered rankings on just about everything. Whatever the topic - TV, movies, video games, sports, brands, food, lifestyle - Ranker puts the vote into the hands of millions rather than a few critics to answer the questions we are most passionate about. Over 1 billion votes now power Ranker Insights, a treasure trove of psychographic correlation data that delivers personalized consumer recommendations (“if you like X, you’ll also like Y, Z”), and also audience insights to marketers, studios, and platforms seeking a deeper understanding of consumer tastes and preferences. Launched in 2020 and powered by Ranker Insights, Watchworthy is the only statistically relevant, crowd-sourced TV recommendation app available to consumers. Ranker made #187 on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 featuring the fastest growing companies in North America and Built In LA’s Top 50 Mid-Sized Companies To Work For in 2020. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Ranker also has offices in Chicago and NYC.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • VueLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Located conveniently in the Mid-Wilshire district, minutes from Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and the 10 Freeway.

An Insider's view of Ranker

How does your team reward individual success?

What I love about being a part of Ranker's Audience Development team is that one person's success is celebrated not just as a personal victory, but as a triumph for our whole team. Every day we are encouraged to step outside of the box and speak our minds; to be creative and analytical without fear of rejection.

Amanda Bennett

Audience Development Specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about working at Ranker is the wide variety in the types of projects we might work on. We could be working on site optimization one week and creating big data management systems the next. Our latest project is a soon-to-be-released TV recommendation app that utilizes the latest in web development and machine learning tech.

Skylar Wolf

Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Ranker offers me the opportunity to flourish in a completely original creative manner. Working here has provided me with the opportunity to cover a large array of subjects I'm passionate about such as pop-culture and entertainment. By treating my voice and skill sets as an asset to the company, I have been given a sense of freedom and growth.

Erin Maxwell

Entertainment Editor

What is your vision for the company?

Our focus for 2020 is expanding Ranker beyond our high-trafficked site (Quantcast Top 50) via growing video, globalization, licensing Rankings IP, growing the Ranker Insights business unit and most importantly, launching a new game-changing personalized TV recommendations app.

Clark Benson

Founder & CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

At Ranker, we are all about votable lists. We even have an enormous, interactive list on display in our lobby — anyone in the office can arrange the items on the list to their own taste. Anything from top sitcom moms to fictional pets you'd love to have, there's always a good debate going on. We even vote on our favorite catered lunches!

Andre Rodriguez

PR Manager

What are Ranker Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 10 and 10 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
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